NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2015) — Today the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) announced that Bad Seed Cider Company LLC, a prominent producer of locally crafted hard cider, has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance.
As a key resource for food and beverage industry leaders in the region, the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance cultivates relationships and partnerships that enhance the area’s culture and commerce. The diverse members of the Alliance reflect the thriving food and beverage industry of the region, and include local and national business owners, manufacturers, distributors and farmers. As a cluster initiative of the HVEDC, the Alliance works to strengthen and expand the Hudson Valley’s food and beverage industry by providing economic and marketing support to businesses in the region.
“The success of Bad Seed Cider reflects the region’s ever-expanding craft alcoholic beverage industry. Bad Seed is a unique, forward-thinking hard cider company run by a great management team with keen insights and industry experience who are committed to supporting the growth of our regional economy,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “We are excited to welcome them as a new member of the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, and believe Bad Seed will only add to the group’s incredibly diverse membership base.”
Bad Seed Cider was founded in 2011 in Highland, New York, and has since found significant success in the region’s booming alcoholic beverage industry. The company’s ciders are all natural and crafted with fresh pressed apples from co-founder Albert Wilklow’s family farm. The company’s founders have worked to create new and innovative hard ciders that are advancing the standards of the craft cider business. Since the company’s launch, Bad Seed Cider has experienced increasing demand for its products and substantially expanded its production facilities.
“Joining the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance is an important opportunity for Bad Seed Cider to share its perspective with the Hudson Valley’s growing food and beverage industry,” said Albert Wilklow, co-founder of Bad Seed Cider Company LLC. “We are excited to share our experiences and learn from the countless other successful leaders involved in the Alliance. We look forward to forging relationships with other local entrepreneurs to advance our company’s mission and grow this notable area of our community’s commerce.”
About Bad Seed Cider Company LLC
Bad Seed Cider was founded in 2011 by two friends in Highland, New York. Since its launch, the company has become a pioneer in the craft hard cider industry. Bad Seed Cider creates its beverages through a combination of old and new cider techniques and craft beer influences. Apples for its hard cider are sourced from the family orchard of a Bad Seed Cider co-founder. Through local, all natural ingredients and ceaseless innovation, Bad Seed Cider continues to push the envelope on the techniques and tastes involved with crafting hard ciders. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.badseedhardcider.com.
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food and beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit http://www.hvedc.com.